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DISTRICT TO CLOSE TRAINING SCHOOL IN MT. PLEASANT

SHARE DISTRICT TO CLOSE TRAINING SCHOOL IN MT. PLEASANT

The North Sanpete School District has decided to close its alternative high school - the Pleasant Creek High School - effective with the 1990-91 school year.

That decision followed a committee recommendation, after several months of study, that the Pleasant Creek programs be returned to the North Sanpete High School campus.The district operated Pleasant Creek High School primarily as an individualized training center for at-risk students, part-time students and students who were returning to school as adults after dropping out.

At its maximum peak enrollment this year, 64 students, some from other districts, were enrolled at the alternative high school.

The reasons that determined the closure decision were partly the financial cost, partly low attendance and partly the desire to mainstream the students in a regular high school program as far as possible.

Assistant Superintendent James Thornton said the change will enable students to get a combination of alternative and regular high school programs at North Sanpete High School. It also will enable them to associate with students on their own age level and participate in school activities.